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Austen on Stage

The Complete Works of Jane Austen Adapted for the Stage by Jon Jory

Austen on Stage( )
Author: Jory, Jon
Adapted by: Jory, Jon
Based on a novel by: Austen, Jane
Publication Date:Jul 2019
Publisher:Playscripts, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

The collection includes: Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Mansfield Park.

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic novels comes to life in this collection of energetic and refreshingly fast-paced adaptations from acclaimed playwright-director Jon Jory. The volume includes: Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Mansfield Park. This...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Drama / Anthologies (Multiple Authors)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.022 Pounds
Author Biography
Jory, Jon (Author)
Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41.

Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.


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